- v subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
- Iraq's ruling General Karim Kassem is in the familiar situation; his army, which alone can overawe the mob, is an uncertain weapon.
- Only the vast tact of President Olaya Herrera of Colombia and General Vasquez Cobo whom he sent to overawe the Peruvians in Leticia, made a settlement without undue bloodshed .
- Opening in Baltimore in two weeks and on Broadway in November, the revival does not overawe her.
- Younis Khan in AFP
He has had a good record and has earned more respect in the last couple of years. I asked him to give him a guard of honour but he politely turned it down. But the respect will not overawe us, we will try to win this match,said Younus.
- P Chidambaram in Asia Times Online
The attack by the Communist Party of India [CPI-Maoist] on a camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles of West Bengal is another outrageous attempt by the banned organization to overawe the established authority in the state,said Home Minister P...